Darren Lehmann bats away Shane Warne talk

London: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has dismissed criticism from Shane Warne that the selectors made a mistake in picking Peter Siddle for the fifth and final Ashes Test against England.

Darren Lehmann and Shane Warne
Darren Lehmann and Shane Warne 

Siddle, playing his first match of the series, was far and away Australia's best bowler at The Oval, taking four for 35 in England's second innings as Australia won by an innings and 46 runs on Sunday.

"Someone like Shane Warne always has his opinion because he loves an opinion full stop," said Lehmann. "That's fine but he doesn't know what goes on behind the scenes and we'll keep it like that. I'll probably stop there.

As for Warne's suggestion that Clarke hadn't got his preferred team, Lehmann said: "In my time I can't remember the captain not getting the side he wants. "I think the captain has a really important part to play and he's got to be really comfortable with the side he plays with."



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